Tuesday, October 12th, 2021
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At 7:31 p.m. on October 12th, 2021, Milton Fire & Rescue was dispatched to the report of a single-vehicle accident in the 6800 block of Highway 421 N near Midway Stop N Go. Crews arrived on the sc...
Monday, September 6th, 2021
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At 2:13 p.m. on 9-2-2021, Milton Fire & Rescue responded to a two-vehicle accident at the intersection of Palmyra Rd and Trout Ridge Rd. Crews arrived on the scene and found an ATV that was operat...
Sunday, September 5th, 2021
At 10:55 p.m. Milton Fire & Rescue responded to the report of a golf cart that had overturned with two injured patients at 4405 Coopers Bottom Rd in Milton. Crews arrived on the scene and assisted...
Saturday, September 4th, 2021
At 8:30 p.m., Milton Fire & Rescue responded to 93 Bucks Run Rd, The Dirty Turtle Offroad Park, for the report of an ATV accident. Fire crews assisted EMS with patient care and removing the patien...
Thursday, September 30th, 2021
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As Fire Prevention Week™ approaches, the Milton Fire & Rescue reminds residents to“Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety™” October 1st 2021 – Milton Fire & Rescue is te...
Saturday, January 30th, 2021
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Tonight we held our annual awards dinner to honor the member of the department and those who have helped us during the year. Below are the results of the awards and some photos. Without these voluntee...
Saturday, October 10th, 2020
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Milton Fire & Rescue is the new 2020 Madison Indiana Water Ball fight champions. Crews fought several rounds against Madison Indiana Fire Companies and won every round including the championship. ...
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Burn laws

Division of Forestry

 

Outdoor Burning Laws

 


The Kentucky Division of Forestry is mandated by law to "provide for organized fire protection." This mandate is carried out through wildland fire detection, suppression and law enforcement carried out by nine districts located throughout the state.  The division supplements its fire suppression efforts through cooperation with rural fire departments by providing them with training, equipment and vehicles. The division also utilizes Department of Corrections crews and Kentucky National Guard personnel and equipment during fire emergencies. These activities are funded in part by a county assessment of 2 cents for each timberland acre.

To report a fire, please contact the
district office that serves your county. 


 Forest Fire Hazard Seasons - KRS 149.400
Anti-flame

  • During fire seasons, it is illegal to burn anything within 150 feet of any woodland or brushland between the hours of 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.
      • Spring Forest Fire Hazard Season: Feb. 15 - April 30.
      • Fall Forest Fire Hazard Season: Oct. 1 - Dec. 15.
         

Open Burning Regulation - 401 KAR 63:005

Open burning regulations are enforced by the Division for Air Quality.  It is illegal to burn garbage or any other materials, except natural plant matter, such as brush and woody debris.  Visit the Division for Air QualityWeb site for more information. 

Local Ordinances
Before conducting any outdoor burning, citizens should check with their local fire department and county government to find out about restrictions and local ordinances.



Forest Protection Laws - KRS 149.010 - KRS 149.991

Forest protection laws place the primary responsibility of protecting Kentucky's forestland on the Division of Forestry. Some of the areas covered by this law include: fire hazard seasons, collection of fire suppression costs, authority of forest wardens, collection of timberland assessment and wildland arson. Click Forest Protection Laws for a copy of the laws administered by the Kentucky Division of Forestry.

For more information about forest protection laws, contact Bernie Andersenor Mike Harp at the Kentucky Division of Forestry or call 502-564-4496.


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